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EU Operational Program ‘Education for Competitiveness’ and Its Impact on Sustainable Development

  • Petr SvobodaEmail author
  • Jan Cerny
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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter contains three main points: (1) to present the relation between sustainability and excellence of the higher education institutions (HEIs), (2) to show their impact on the sustainability of enterprise excellence, and (3) to outline the role of the EU Operational Program ‘Education for Competitiveness’ in Czech Republic concerning (1) and (2). The chapter consists of several sections. The first section outlines the substance of sustainable development. The second section deals with sustainable development of higher education in general and in the Czech Republic in particular. The third section illustrates this using the example of the University of Economics in Prague. The fourth section presents the European Union’s Operational Program ‘Education for Competitiveness’ and the final fifth section adds several examples of HEI innovation process.

Keywords

Competitiveness Education for competitiveness operational program Higher education Innovation 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The research was supported by the Internal Grant Agency of the University of Economics projects F6/11/2013 ‘Knowledge Based Modeling of Managerial Processes’ and F6/45/2015 ‘HEI Quality–perception, management’.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of EconomicsPragueCzech Republic

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